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FDA Approves First MRI-Guided Focused Ultrasound Device to Treat Essential Tremor

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first focused ultrasound device to treat essential tremor in patients who have not responded to medication. ExAblate Neuro uses magnetic resonance (MR) images taken during the procedure to deliver focused ultrasound to destroy brain tissue in a tiny area thought to be responsible for causing tremors. 676 more words


Amygdala Hijack

As coined by Daniel Goleman, this process affects the entire ’emotional’ reaction of the brain. Now this has just gotten me hell curious. In the coming days I am going to study more about it and I seriously can’t wait. 41 more words

A human study of pain avoidance

This 2016 UK human study found:

“People differ in how they learn to avoid pain, with some individuals refraining from actions that resulted in painful outcomes, whereas others favor actions that helped prevent pain…

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Limbic System


The thalamus (from Greek θάλαμος, “chamber”)[1] is a midline symmetrical structure of two halves, within the vertebrate brain, situated between the cerebral cortex… 565 more words


The diencephalon

The diencephalon is part of the prosencephalon (forebrain), which develops from the foremost primary cerebral vesicle. Theprosencephalon differentiates into a caudal diencephalon and rostral… 39 more words


The brain-computer duel: Do we have free will?

Our choices seem to be freer than previously thought. Using computer-based brain experiments, researchers studied the decision-making processes involved in voluntary movements. The question was: Is it possible for people to cancel a movement once the brain has started preparing it? 19 more words